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Friday 18 Oct 2019

7:00 am – 7:45 am Conference Check In

Advanced registration ticket required. Check in and get your badge, swag, and lunch ticket. Half-day morning session attendee check in.

Parking options include valet at the hotel, the city surface lot across the street, or the convention center starting at 6:30 am. Click the parking button above for more info.

7:45 am – 7:55 am Announcements

General information and explanation of the awesome swag, including a promo code for $100 off any level of GBA membership.

7:55 am – 8:30 am Welcome

Roxanne Esch, VP of MH Strategic Services will be kicking off the conference with the best of blockchain technology: a concise introduction summarizing what blockchain technology is, what we’ve seen in the market over the last year, and what we can expect to see next year.

8:30 am – 9:30 am Conference Keynote – Delegate Glenn Davis, Virginia House of Delegates

RVAbc is pleased to welcome Delegate Glenn Davis as a keynote speaker covering government blockchain advances around the country and locally. Glenn was a serial entrepreneur who served on the Virginia Beach City twice before becoming Freshman Legislator of the Year when he joined the Virginia General Assembly in 2014. He was Patron for this year’s blockchain-based HB 1900 Health Care Provider Credentials Data Solution Fund and last year’s HJ 153 joint subcommittee to study implementation of blockchain technology. He is Vice Chairman of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science and chaired its Cyber Security and Blockchain subcommittees and serves on the Education, Transportation, and General Laws Committees.

9:30 am – 9:45 am Break

Enjoy a short break to change tracks or talk to a sponsor!

9:45 am – 10:45 am Session One

Social Impact

Business & Operations Session One: Social Impact. Blockchain technology is driving social change and enabling large-scale philanthropy. Hear from the CEO of Steem Monsters about how Splinterlands.io and Steem-engine.com are spreading peace, abundance, and liberty, how TraceRX is reinventing and revolutionizing the humanitarian aid supply chain, and how RadicalxChange seeks to strengthen communities and society as a whole, all through blockchain technology.

Blair “Aggroed” Reich, CEO of Steem Monsters Corporation
Matt Rosen, Founder and CEO of TraceRX
William Middleton, Part Time Director of Finance at RadicalxChange
Moderated by April Michelle Palmer, Co-Founder of Pivot LLC

Fri 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Business & Operations

CIO & Enterprise: Barriers to Change

“When the pace of change outside the organization is greater than the pace of change inside the organization, the end is near.”

Technical & Security Session One: the CIO and Enterprise. Gartner’s September 2019 report states that blockchain has the potential to transform business models across all industries. This session will cover the futurescape of blockchain technology in the modern enterprise, including current transformative blockchain use cases, consortium building, and enterprise-level change, and discuss barriers to change and blockchain adoption. 

Barry Condrey, CIO of Chesterfield County, Virginia
Carol Van Cleef, CEO of Luminous Group LLC
Moderated by Chris Eide, CTO of Connexus Secure

Fri 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Technical & Security

10:45 am – 11:00 am Break

Enjoy a short break to change tracks or pick a new chair!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Session Two

Understanding Blockchain in Healthcare

Business & Operations Session Two: Healthcare. This session will cover the various uses of blockchain technology in healthcare, in particular for records and identity, what problems blockchain can solve, challenges such as trust boundaries, and when blockchain is not applicable.

Katie Crenshaw, Senior Manager, Informatics at HIMSS
Joe Walton, ISO of VDBHDS and Ph.D. Candidate at VCU
Moderated by Roxanne Esch, VP of MH Strategic Services

Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Business & Operations

Identity Management & Security

Technical & Security Session Two: Identity Management and Security. This session will cover how blockchain is advancing identity management and impacting security, and include a survey of recent security incidents.

Dr. John “Jack” Callahan, CTO of Veridium
Bill McInnis, VP of CipherTrace
Dr. Xueping (Susan) Liang, Assistant Professor Virginia State University

Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Technical & Security

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Networking

Enjoy lunch and time to network.

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Afternoon Networking and Half-Day Check In

Half-day afternoon session attendee check in and networking.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Session Three

Investing and Banking

Technical & Security Session Three: Investing and Banking. This session will cover blockchain investing and banking tales and best practices from experts who have been around the block and back.

William Middleton, QubeAI
Jarrod Feinstein, Senior Portfolio Manager at Canal Capital Management
Venkat Kodumudi, Practice Lead Blockchain at CGI

Fri 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Business & Operations

What’s Next?

Business & Operations Session Three: What’s next? Mark Waser will discuss how the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) promotes blockchain technologies by empowering individuals and organizations to connect, communicate, and collaborate to solve public sector challenges around the world. He’ll cover the importance of public/private partnerships, how to partner with the GBA for development, the new GBA cross-blockchain token, and his initiative to start a RVA chapter of the GBA.

Mark Waser, CTO of Government Blockchain Association

Fri 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Technical & Security

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break

Enjoy a short break to change tracks or do a little dance!

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Session Four

Legal & Regulatory Issues

Business & Operations Session Four: Legal and Regulatory Issues. This expert panel will cover a broad range of legal and regulatory issues in the crypto industry, including an overview of cryptocurrency law, an exploration of the major legal issues facing crypto companies, and a discussion of the latest legal developments in the space.  The panel will also discuss raising capital with tokens, regulatory enforcement actions, litigation, Libra, crypto-exchanges, money transmission, and other topics relative to blockchain technologies.

Alex Mejias, The Law Office of Alex Mejias
Daniel Payne, Partner at Murphy & McGonigle PC
Carol Van Cleef, CEO of Luminous Group, LLC

Fri 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Business & Operations

Coding & Development

Technical & Security Session Four: Coding & Development. This session will cover tools and tips from experts who will share insights on low-cost distributed application development and hyperledger fabric.

Blair “Aggroed” Reich, CEO of Steem Monsters Corporation
Benjamin Wunder, Delivery Lead at UDig

Fri 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Technical & Security

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break

Enjoy a short break to change tracks or to meet someone new!

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Showcase

Rapid showcase of real world use cases in a show and tell-all by area innovators who use blockchain technology to solve real world problems.

Child Welfare Payments

This showcase will demonstrate the application of blockchain technology to manage and report on funds used for child welfare in various states. While the majority of these funds come from Federal grants, funds also come from state sources. This increases the complexity of the reporting and compliance requirements, which is typically borne by social workers. Blockchain technology removes the laborious, time consuming, and cumbersome aspects, significantly reducing administrative time and costs.

Venkat Kodumudi, Practice Lead Blockchain at CGI

Venkat Kodumudi has over 25 years in the IT industry, most of which have been focused on the Federal Sector. He has worked both as a Federal Contractor and an employee. During his Federal tenure, he oversaw multiple application portfolios and managed the entire IT Operations for a large Federal Agency. In the private sector, he served as CTO for a small product development startup and currently is a Technical Lead for CGI. In his current role, Mr. Kodumudi manages the Blockchain and Intelligent Automation Services practices for CGI in the United States. In his role, he defines and executes the Go-To-Market strategy for Blockchain and IA related engagements for CGI, and ensures successful delivery of such engagements for CGI's customers.
Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Supply Chain

This showcase will demonstrate the Trade360 platform, which uses blockchain technology to enable back office functions related to supply chain by improving speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

Venkat Kodumudi, Practice Lead Blockchain at CGI

Venkat Kodumudi has over 25 years in the IT industry, most of which have been focused on the Federal Sector. He has worked both as a Federal Contractor and an employee. During his Federal tenure, he oversaw multiple application portfolios and managed the entire IT Operations for a large Federal Agency. In the private sector, he served as CTO for a small product development startup and currently is a Technical Lead for CGI. In his current role, Mr. Kodumudi manages the Blockchain and Intelligent Automation Services practices for CGI in the United States. In his role, he defines and executes the Go-To-Market strategy for Blockchain and IA related engagements for CGI, and ensures successful delivery of such engagements for CGI's customers.
Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Personal Data Management

Demonstration of blockchain technology for personalization, trust, and community as used by Regulr, a human-centered technology company that wants people to belong anywhere. See how technology should benefit human connection, not hinder it.

Stephen Dodge, Founder and CEO, Regulr

Stephen Dodge is the Founder and CEO of Regulr. He has expertise spanning networking, virtualization, and storage technologies. Stephen brings a unique background of technology, sales, and customer experience as he was a Systems Engineer for 5 years holding a leadership role in designing, supporting, deploying, managing, and servicing the SAN environment for one of the largest financial institutions globally. Stephen also held a sales and customer experience role at Nordstrom for 5 years where he gained prolific insight and skills by delivering the world-famous Nordstrom experience during his time there as a full-time working student. Stephen is known for his never-ending supply of energy and drive to get things done.
Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Blockchain Security

Dr. Liang will showcase and demonstrate the cloud data provenance security implementation assured by blockchain technology. The platform security enhanced the tamper-resistance feature in a collaborative cloud environment, removing the need of a trusted central authority. 

Dr. Xueping (Susan) Liang, Assistant Professor Virginia State University

Dr. Xueping Liang is an assistant professor of Department of Engineering and Technology in Virginia State University and has been working on the blockchain based data management and security research in broad topics, including the transportation system, the energy delivery system and the healthcare system. Two of her research papers have been awarded the Top 50 Influential papers of Blockchain in 2018. She has published over 20 research papers and book chapters, some of which are on the smart city architecture, potential security vulnerabilities and how to secure smart city infrastructure using blockchain technology. She also served as conference chair for research on smart city and blockchain application and is actively collaborating with industries for the adoption of new technology including Blockchain and IoT.
Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Integrity

This showcase will explore the use of blockchain technology as a solution for pharmaceutical supply chain management to comply with forthcoming regulation from the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

Katie Crenshaw, Senior Manager, Informatics at HIMSS

Katie Crenshaw serves as a Senior Manager of Informatics under the HIMSS office of Technology and Innovation. In her current role, Katie focuses on the content areas of interoperability, standards, and emerging technologies, such as blockchain technology with the aim of furthering meaningful health information exchange. She works closely with the HIMSS member community to provide education, resources, best practices, and policy responses on these topics. Prior to joining HIMSS, Katie worked on adoption and implementation efforts at a regional health information exchange (HIE) organization in Philadelphia, helping providers and hospitals connect their electronic health records and developing education and policy materials to showcase the value proposition of data sharing across these systems. Her experience also includes years in policy and advocacy roles in state government and non-profit environments. Katie has her Master of Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.
Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Digital ID – a Solution for Governments In Crisis

Roger Santodomingo – Co-founder and CEO of CITIZENZ has been a fellow at The George Washington University and worked as an IDB consultant specializing in blockchain technologies and their applications to communication and democracy. Roger is an LSE technologist and political scientist with vast international experience as author, journalist, film, and television producer. He leads the VIDA Initiative a coalition of civil society and government organizations to grant Digital ID and a humanitarian services to Venezuelan migrants and refugees.

Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Closing – Carlos Rivero, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Chief Data Officer

RVAbc is pleased to welcome Carlos Rivero, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Chief Data Officer, as the closing keynote speaker covering the unique opportunities in Virginia for technological innovation and collaboration with both the private and public sector. Mr. Rivero is responsible for establishing rules, policies, standards, guidelines, and best practices for the use of data, including open data, in the Commonwealth while encouraging and coordinating the efforts of state, regional, and local public entities and public institutions of higher education to access and share data to improve the efficiency and efficacy of services, improve outcomes, and promote data-driven policy making. As Chief Data Officer, Mr. Rivero, manages and advances the Commonwealth’s first data governance, sharing, and analytics framework, among other duties.